The second chakra is called the Sacral Chakra, and is located in the lower abdomen below the naval. It has also been referred to as the womb chakra. The sacral chakra is the center for creativity and sexuality, and is associated with the color orange. This chakra affects the reproductive organs, intestines, lower vertebrae, pelvis, hips, and bladder.
Symptoms of weakness or lack of balance in this chakra: unresponsive emotionally, longer periods of grief, wallowing in misery and being ruled by emotions in general. Inability to create or manifest what you desire in life, not creativity in the sense of art and music, but just creating what you want for this life: A good career, money, a healthy relationship, or a family. Inability to have fun or find things pleasurable is also typical of a weak sacral chakra.
Over activity in this chakra could include: selfishness, arrogance, overwhelm and a sense of being overburdened. All of the above could be affected by issues with the sacral chakra. Also some physical issue could occur: lower back pain, reproductive organ issues, or bladder problems.
In doing psychotherapy along with Reiki, I have noticed correlations with sacral chakra and behaviors and interpersonal problems: intimate relationships can often appear to be enmeshed and dependent; or the opposite often happens and one might be distant, cold and unable to connect to others.
This is usually in connection with how someone was raised. For example a person may come from a big, ethnic family where everyone was very close and had little boundaries. When that person tries to have a relationship and family of his/her own, they may run into issues with healthy boundaries and dependency. The opposite also applies for parents that were cold and standoffish. That makes it hard for someone to connect emotionally to have a successful intimate relationship.
In one of my sessions, I was performing Reiki on a woman and noticed that I focused much of the time on her sacral chakra. I suggested some post-session healing for her sacral chakra and explained what that chakra entails. We figured out that this woman had been hiding her true self and desire by denying her sexual orientation. When issues like this come up during a Reiki session, I am then able to utilize psychotherapeutic techniques that assist in processing the new ideas or realizations that have surfaced.
Sacral chakra Healing
When the sacral chakra is balanced, one will experience healthy boundaries in relationships, will be in touch with true emotions, and will manifest desires and achieve goals.
Ways to balance the sacral chakra include yoga, eating healthy fruits and vegetables, exercise, and repeating affirmations. Also, visualization of the chakra spinning clockwise and writing/journaling about emotions will be therapeutic to the sacral chakra. Contact me for chakra healing sessions!